Facelift is so popular worldwide that it belongs to the top ten cosmetic procedures done by plastic surgeons. The cosmetic procedure brings millions of money to the cosmetic surgery industry although there have been cases of complications that have resulted to numerous lawsuit. Also, it takes time to recover due to the swelling and bruising that comes along with the procedure. A number of workdays would also be missed since it is not advisable to move one’s head around ( with bandages ) lest bleeding and other fluids seep out. Indeed, some of these experience are normally avoided by women who just wanted to have facial imperfections removed. Therefore, women seek new methods of face lift that can bring younger-looking skin sans the wrinkles but without the associated complications from going under the knife.
One possible alternative is to choose Thermage facelift that uses monopolar radiofrequency to tighten sagging skin areas. This type of treatment employs heat to tighten the skin by penetrating the area as much as 20mm . The area gets heated by a device known as “Thermage” which is FDA approved thereby safe for cosmetic procedures.
Moreover, various test were done on several groups for the effectiveness of this procedure which yielded positive results especially the area of recovery. Since there is no surgical operation involved, only redness or swelling are often experienced after undergoing this procedure.
Thermage is promising since the equipment used has undergone numerous innovations since it was first used ten years ago. The procedure harness the heat emitted by the machine to heat up collagen that has been loose due to aging. Improvement in collagen composition would result into better skin texture thereby lessening brows, wrinkles, and fine lines that make a woman look older. Results from Thermage face lift can be seen after a few months since the skin is gradually tightening up while treatment is ongoing. It has also shown to improve acne conditions which is another plus for this procedure. However, cosmetic surgeons should be consulted first if Thermage is appropriate to one’s facial condition. Excessive sagging in the face could not be helped by Thermage at all and may need complete facelift procedure.